The highly anticipated Alfa Romeo 4C might be officially unveiled in summer 2013, about six months before the Detroit Auto Show taking place in January 2014. Detroit was thought to be the ideal stage for the launch of a product designed to conquer the stars and stripes market and to mark the comeback of Alfa in the States. The rumour, spread by Autocar, make us crave for more news.
The same internal sources approached by the British magazine also confirm that the new Giulia, heir to the 159, will be built simultaneously in two production sites: one in Italy, designated to meet the demand of the European market, and the other in the U.S., in order to decrease logistics costs and to increase economies of scale with the Dodge Dart.
Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne revealed that the Dodge Dart may soon have a high-performance SRT version, equipped with the new 1.8-litre turbo FPT: a 4-cylinder direct injection aluminium-block engine that will be placed under the hood of many Fiat-Chrysler cars and also under the Alfa Romeo 4C, which should deliver an output of about 300 hp. The weight of the 4C will be less than 1000 Kg, thanks to the extensive use of carbon fibre for the chassis and body.